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ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
gun rights during president obama's first term, leafizing guns in national parks and on amtrak. the nra has lots of money, $3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying last year alone. how powerful is the nra? remember, they give grades to members of congress. and how many got an a with sticking with them and opposing all gun control? 288 members, the overwhelming majority of congress. it's enough to intimidate democrats, too. just listen to joe biden in 2008. >> barack obama ain't taking my shotgun, so, don't buy that. >> reporter: recent polls suggest an opening for some gun control. a majority now favoring a ban on semiautomatic handguns. but it would be a mistake to think the nra's influence has waned. in the three weeks after the shooting, in newtown, connecticut, they added more than 100,000 new members. diane? >> all right, thank you jonathan karl. and in those three weeks after newtown, now, another school shooting today, at a high school in california. police say a student with a shotgun wounded a 16-year-old he was targeting, then shot at but missed a second student h
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
president obama will nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as the new treasury secretary. and his signature will appear on every bill in our wallets. but when we looked up that signature, there it is. one person described it as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says if confirmed, he'll try to improve his penmanship. >>> and, what is your monopoly identity? do you go for the dog, the hat, the thimble? today, monopoly announced they'll retire one of those tokens. and we, together, get to choose which one. so, you can vote online. the betting pros, by the way, say the wheelbarrow is the most likely to go. you can also vote for a new token, either a cat, a robot, a helicopter, a guitar or a diamond ring. i like the wheelbarrow. oh well. if you see something out there for our "instant index," be sure to tweet it to me, @dianesawyer. >>> and, coming up next here, we saw her take home gold in london. so, why was missy franklin so nervous for a high school swim meet? hi, i just switched jobs, and i want to roll over my old 401(k) into a fidelity ira. man: okay, no problem. it's easy to g
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
terror. officials i have spoken to believe that president obama will opt for fewer troops and a faster withdrawal, which means in the future, we will likely be even more dependent on these drone strikes, diane. >> thank you so much, martha. >>> and returning home now, news today from secretary of state hillary clinton. 24 hours ago, we saw her walk out of the hospital after that health scare and blood clot. well, today, she said she would be back at work next week. she worked from home on conference calls with her foreign policy team, and they said she sounded upbeat and raring to go. >>> and, in washington today, it was a kind of new start. the just-elected 113th congress of the u.s. arrived from around the country. and it was a day filled with drama. fresh off the bruising brawl over the fiscal cliff, john boehner was re-elected speaker of the house. but this time, 12 of his fellow republicans did not vote for him. last time, the vote was unanimous. after taking the gavel, he spoke, fighting back tears in front of his colleagues. >> put simply, we're sent here not to be someth
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if forces to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side-by-side with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one, when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. another, a month later, when hagel, himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side, where the major blast came up, and i was burned all up and down the left side of my body. so, i grabbed tom first, he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose. and you don't have time to think about, is he dead or alive? >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a republica
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: president obama today declared america's longest war will soon be over. >> afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security. as they do, our troops will come home. and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> reporter: but that end will depend in large part on the man at the president's side, afghanistan's president karzai, a man who survived at least five assassination attempts but also accused of corruption and incompetence. today they were cordial but not exactly warm, and no wonder, it's a tense relationship. karzai recently accused the u.s. of causing instability in his country. he has said if pakistan and the u.s. went to war he would side with pakistan, and once threatened to join the taliban. another complicating factor, the increasing rogue attacks of afghan soldiers on u.s. and nato troops, some 45 attacks last year, killing 35 americans. but president obama said today that by this spring, u.s. forces will no longer be taking the lead in 90% of afghanistan. a quicker transition than had been planned. that will be the beginning
ABC
Jan 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
president obama learned of the shooting and of all the children lost. he called it the worst day of his presidency. >>> and also in the news tonight, 67 days after hurricane sandy help is on the way for thousands of victims of that storm. today, under pressure from the governors of new york and new jersey, congress approved $9.7 billion in emergency aid. and the money will help play flood insurance claims for 120,000 people. an additional $51 billion of aid will come up for a vote on january 15th. last night we told you about the flu spreading across the country. tonight it's hit 41 states. here's the map. only a handful of states on the west coast and in the midwest have escaped widespread flu. not only is the flu on the march rlier than usual, more than 2,200 people have been hospitalized and 18 children have died. >>> we want to show you the moment the day when malala yousafzai waved when she left a british hospital. she's the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was targeted by the taliban, shot in the head three months ago because she spoke out for education for girls. she and her fa
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
seen the nra at the white house, the obama white house. >> and how soon could we see something actually take place? >> reporter: well, they are saying that they will have recommendations from the vice president within three or four weeks, maybe even earlier. and, diane, they may act, well before congress gets around. the president can act by executive order on some things, including what you heard mark kelly talking about, the issue of background checks and streamlining those background checks. not going as far as he wants to go, but improving the process. >> all right, jon karl in new york, and thank you so much for bringing us up to date. >>> and now, we turn to aurora, colorado, and that other american town marked by a mass shooting, that time, in a movie theater. today, we learned the stunning story behind these pictures we saw at the time. law enforcement entering the booby trapped apartment of the alleged gunman, james holmes. fbi agents have testified today that holmes had homemade napalm inside his apartment. remote-controlled triggers hidden in a garbage can outside. t
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